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Old 02-08-2011
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Driving home last night my truck felt like I let off the gas a couple times even though I had not. then it began shifting between 3rd and 4th gear. then it was at 2500 RPM and only doing 30MPH. I made it home and looked underneath and it was covered in tranny fluid. I,ve already sent a private message to Tim Holt, anybody have any input or ideas on what the problem is or might cost me? while I wait on Tim. its an 04.5 3500 4x4 (165,000)miles. With all the ice and snow down here in texas last week I did use the 4WD after not using it for a while, dont know if that did anything. any ideas or suggestions appreciated.
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Did a trans line come loose ? Trans probably was acting up due to very low fluid.
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Not sure. it was 10 oclock. should i just follow the lines from the tranny or would it be obvious. I did not get any dash lights or codes.
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Probably won't have a ny codes but you can call Tim (817) 784-6908. ‎
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Check fluid level first, you coul have just cracked a cooler line or a rubber one went.
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no fluid on the dipstick
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Well I climbed underneath and began wiping stuff down and checking the lines. I added a quart of fluid and started the engine. there appears to be fluid leaking from a crack in the metal on the housing behind the pan. just how bad is that??
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If thats the case sounds as if the OD let loose .
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Cracked the OD housing, kind of a usual thing on some trucks. Check your rear drive shaft u-joints, tcase, and rear drive train mount for any problems. Some times it potentially be traced to an issue there an othe rtimes it just seems to be a flaw in the casting that causes a crack. Fill it with fluid and see how bad it is leaking.
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Overdrive housing is broken completely off. Three U joints on the rear drive shaft have been recently replaced but the front two ( center and front ) have broken caps and are locked. The front driveshaft cardan joint, both joints in this assy is bad. Dont know had bad its burnt yet, its coming out now to see what can be saved.
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